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- 1818 – Illinois acomes the 21st U.S. state.
- 1973 – Pioneer programme: Pioneer 10 (picturt) sends back the first close-up eemages o Jupiter.
- 1979 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini acomes the first Supreme Leader o Iran.
- 1984 – Bhopal disaster: A methyl isocyanate leak frae a Union Carbide pesticide plant in Bhopal, Indie, kills mair nor 3,800 fowk ootricht an injures 150,000–600,000 ithers (some 6,000 o whom wad later dee frae their injures) in ane o the worst industrial disasters in history.
- 1989 – Cauld War: In a meetin aff the coast o Maltae, U.S. Preses George H. W. Bush an Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev release statements indicatin that the Cauld War atween NATO an the Soviet Union mey be comin tae an end.